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Glass act: 3 cool aperitivo bars in Rome

The great late one


Via Fratelli Bonnet, 5. 
This spot in Trastevere (across the river from Testaccio) is well worth the trip fro its natural wines and shelves loaded with Italian liqueurs you' be never heard of. Come for aperitivo, stay for prosecco cocktails 9and bruschetta), never leave.
Cocktails about 7 euro.

The spectacular view one


American Bar Hotel Forum

Via Tor de' Conti, 25-30. 
Noth all hotel bars with touristy sounding names are created equal. This one, on the roof of the Hotel Forum in Monti, has the most delectable views over the Imperial Forum. At sunset, watch the sky turn the same colour as your Campari.
Cocktails about 15 euro.

The lovely local one


Enoteca il Goccetto

Via Dei Banchi Vecchi,12.
Fifteen minutes' walk from the Pantheon, this wine bar is so Roman, the sign at the front just says Vino and Olio (wine and oil). It's cosy, spectacularly Roman drinking den., so make it your go-to place and work your way through the chalkboard wine list.
Wine by the glass about 5 euro.